US Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Friday held a telephonic discussion with Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and applauded India’s COVID-19 activity for SAARC nations, the Pentagon said. The two heads talked about the COVID-19 pandemic and underscored their promise to close correspondence during this period so as to keep up energy on activities that fortify their extensive worldwide organization, the Pentagon said in a readout of the call.
“During the call, the two chiefs additionally talked about respective safeguard needs, including the progressing territorial collaboration and activities to improve military-to-military commitment and protection exchange,” it said.
Esper communicated his thankfulness for India’s initiative in organizing COVID-19 related aid ventures among South Asian nations and passed on his aim to visit India at the soonest opportunity, the Pentagon said. In the wake of the coronavirus emergency, Esper had delayed his booked travel to India this month.
He has been roped in by President Donald Trump to battle the coronavirus that has so far tainted in excess of 13,000 Americans asserted 230 lives.